Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/13/14
Ask anyone - Oregon didn't play their best game Saturday afternoon. There were penalties, 11, which accounted for 119 negative yards. The Ducks were dismal on third down and worse on fourth down. There was a blocked extra point, and for all his brilliance, Marcus Mariota missed on half his pass attempts.  All these early-season miscues might have been a problem for ordinary teams. For Oregon, it all amounted to a 49 point road victory over an ACC school.  Virginia, the ACC school Mark Helfrich's team smashed 59-10 on Saturday, beat BYU on the opening week of the season. The Cavaliers beat them with a nasty defense, in the midst of severe weather, 17-12. This week, after a weather delay, BYU blew out #15 Texas.  In other words, Oregon is extraordinarily good. A step back with the departure of Chip Kelly? We're just watching the Ducks get more and more clinical.  There's a handful of teams in America who can beat Oregon this year. Alabama, Ohio State,...
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